National Coal Mining Museum for England


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Caphouse Colliery New Road Overton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4 4RH
England

  • Phone: 01924 848806

The National Coal Mining Museum for England is a great day out and offers visitors the unique opportunity to travel 140 metres underground, down one of Britain’s oldest working mines, where models and machinery depict methods and conditions of mining from the early 1800’s to the present. Experienced local miners guide parties around the underground workings, delivering one of the most engaging and memorable days out. Above ground visit the pit ponies, find out more about the development of mining and its communities in the exhibitions around the site, take a train ride, see the steam winder and visit the pit head baths. The Museum also has a well-stocked shop where you can get your very own mining memorabilia.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Daily 10.00-17.00 Closed 24-26 December & 1 January

Charges:

Free admission

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Indoor soft play area
  • Library
  • Library with public access
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan
  • Children's play area

Services:

  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Events/teaching/resources for people with disabilities
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Guided tours
  • Information point provided
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Touch exhibits

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